Publication: February 7th 2012
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Passionate, action-packed Regency romance by RT Reviewer’s Choice award-winning author Shana Galen features the swashbuckling Sebastien Harcourt, marquis de Valere, and the nautical genius heroine destined to best him. After escaping France on a privateer’s ship, Sebastian becomes the notorious privateer Captain Cutlass. His reputation as a rogue precedes him and he’s undefeated in battle, until he crosses swords with the beautiful daughter of a British admiral. Raeven Russell is out for revenge, but now she’s not so sure she wants the dashing captain to change his wicked ways.My Thoughts:
This book captivated me right from the start. It hooked me from the first page and I
I selected this book not knowing that it was part of a series, actually this is book three in The Sons of the Revolution. I would not have known until I came toward the end of the book, even then the author gave you enough of a background that I didn’t feel lost at all. I have to say this book gave my sexy Highlanders a run for their money, who knew that privateers could be this HOT!! This book had it all, and quite frankly it is on my top ten list for 2012 ~ and it is only February! I don’t think I ever used this many adjectives in describing one book, but this has revenge, betrayal, swashbuckling swordplay, kidnapping, murder and sizzling passionate romance.
The author wrote an excellent depiction of the adventures on the high seas. The fight scenes were nail biting and you felt that you were a stow away witnessing the fights first handed. Luckily I didn’t get sea sick.
How could you not fall in love with Bastien aka Captain Cutlass, he was a small boy when he was force to leave his beloved home. Everyone he ever loved, besides his trusted family friend Gaston, has died. His heart was hardened, it was better if he never loved again. And he tempted fate every chance he could. That all change when he ran smack dab into his cabin girl ~ Raeven.
"Perhaps, it is time that you stop looking for ways to die and start looking for how you can live" Gaston
Raeven is a feisty, strong willed heroine. She was raised on the sea, and she has a way of finding herself in a bind or two throughout the book. But she is resourceful, you can find her either firing a cannon, picking a lock or throwing knives.
I laughed, I cheered, I cringed and I cried reading this book. Shana Galen delivered a kick ass, steamy tale. I recommend this to everyone. You must buy this!!
I received this advanced review copy in exchange for an honest review.
About the Author:
I'm the author of numerous adventurous, romantic Regency historicals, including the Rita-nominated Blackthorne's Bride. My books have been sold in Brazil, Russia, and the Netherlands and featured in the Rhapsody and Doubleday Book Clubs. I taught English at the middle and high school level off and on for eleven years. Most of those years were spent working in Houston's inner city.
Now I write full time. I'm happily married to an incredibly supportive man I like to call Ultimate Sportsfan, and I have a beautiful daughter and a very spoiled cat.